Dr. Joan speaks with Elayna Fernandez about the one thing she thought she could never share

Sometimes we go through life and encounter difficult situations; some we brush off, while others leave us traumatized for a long time, leaving us questioning our lives and wanting to die. How do you deal with your own pain or the pain of others? Sometimes being present and holding someone through their pain is all that is required. Reminding yourself that you have the ability to heal and tell your story.

In this Christmas special episode of Hey, I’m listening, Dr. Joan speaks with Elayna Fernandez about the one thing she thought she could never share

Elayna Fernández is a bestselling author, internationally acclaimed storyteller, and award-winning mom entrepreneur. She is the founder of The Positive MOM Community, where she helps moms turn their painful stories into bestselling books, profitable courses, and well-crafted impactful talks, so they can earn passive income as inspiring messengers and digital entrepreneurs. Her award-winning Emotional Wholeness programs inspire millions of moms around the world to break cycles, find peace, and feel whole. 

Connect with Elayna Fernandez | Elayna@thepositiviemom.com 


What you can expect from this episode 

Part 1 

00:00 A Christmas special episode 

05:00 Welcome & Introduction 

06:25 Elayna talks to us about her story of immigration, single parenthood, homelessness, and being a positive mom 

11:48 The awakening journey 

13:06 What The Positive Mom community is all about 

18:10 The beatitudes 

19:34 The Transformation journey | The old has gone, the new has come 

22:52 Elayna discusses her purpose for creating The Positive Mom community | The daily Date 

26:40 The conscious and superconscious response | Dealing with the trauma 

31:13 The crossover | Together change | See, Sense and Say 

Part 2 

00:15 Was the coma moment the shift? 

02:48 Why is it so hard for people to recognize the hurt others face? | Be present 

09:58 The connection between the pain and the validation piece 

12:12 When did you realize it was time to share your story? 

19:01 The forgiveness process 

22:28 Your trauma didn’t make you stronger – You made yourself stronger 

28:25 Elayna discusses her most powerful encounter 

32:32 What are you here to build? 

37:19 What do you need to bring all these dreams to life? 

39:39 Prayers for Elayna

About Dr. Joan 

Dr. Joan Samuels-Dennis, Ph.D., is an award-winning Canadian speaker and authority on trauma recovery, reconciliation, and forgiveness. Joan has specialized in promoting the mental health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities for over a decade through her groundbreaking trauma recovery strategy, The Forgiveness Method. 

Her career as an individual, couples and family psychotherapist has helped countless people heal from their past, transform their mental health, overcome challenges, and reclaim their lives.

In 2016, she founded Becoming Inc., and in 2020 she founded the Village of Peace not-for-profit organization. Dr. Joan is the author of 490: Forgive and Live fearlessly, Forgive: Master The Art of Letting Go, and Becoming the Journey to Love, and the mind behind the revolutionary new therapeutic modality and certification “The Forgiveness Method” launching in 2023. 

Dr. Joan is a Jamaican-Canadian Toronto native who lives in the beautiful community of Kamloops, B.C., alongside her loving husband and family. 

Connect with Dr. Joan at www.drjoan.ca | forgiveness@drjoan.ca | www.theartoflettinggo.ca | www.thevillageofpeace.com

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